Frequently Asked Questions
Over our time as printers (and designers) we get asked a lot of questions. And of course, we’re always happy to alp you out with whatever it is you are unsure on.
We’ve compiled a list of the five most asked questions (and the answers, obvs)!
1 What size is a business card?
The standard dimensions for a business card are 90mm x 55mm, which is the general size to fit into a wallet or card holder. You don’t need to stick to this size, however. For a point of difference, try going square or even narrower. Speak to us about what is the best size for you, or read our blog on how to make your business card stand out from the crowd.
2 What is the difference between offset and digital printing?
Offset: Basically your artwork is transferred onto an aluminium plate. The artwork is then transferred onto a rubber blanket and the rubber then rolls the image onto your paper. The ink isn’t transferred directly onto the paper, rather it goes through a process from computer to paper. This means the ink doesn’t move, and so, allows a high level of accuracy and crisp printing. As a rule of thumb, this is suited for quantities of 1,000 & above
Digital: This method of printing does not use plates, which means it doesn’t go through a process like offset does. It transfers your artwork directly from computer to paper, using toner or liquid ink. Click here for more on the advantages for each.
3 How long will it take my job to print?
This depends on what kind of job you are printing. The time will be determined by quantity, what kind of finishing there is (is there folding or cutting?) and whether there are any special embellishments (foiling, diecut etc…). Digital printing usually take less time than offset, but its best to ask your rep what time frames to expect.
4 Do you do large format printing?
Yes, we do! We can print posters to any size, from A4 to A0. We can also do custom banners up to 15m long!
Below are some of the most common “A” posters and their sizes:
A0 841mm X 1189mm
A1 594mm X 841mm
A2 420mm X 594mm
A3 297mm X 420mm
A4 210mm X 297mm
5 I need artwork created. Can you help?
We sure can! We have a team of highly experienced designers who specialise in all design for printed collateral. Anything from business cards through to annual reports. We can help with Social Media, too!
If there’s something you need to know about printing or your job, just let us know and we are happy to help!